- The United States makes it clear it did not sanction the film
- Libya has taken steps to arrest those responsible for last week's deadly consulate attack
- "There is no reason to bring conflicts in our country," French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says.
(CNN) -- French authorities said Wednesday they will not authorize weekend demonstrations in Paris as protests over an anti-Muslim video started to fade worldwide.
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told radio station RTL that French police forces have been reinforced should protesters organize. "There is no reason to bring conflicts in our country that do not concern France," he said.
Adding to the debate, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Mohammed in an issue that hit newsstands Wednesday.
Any depiction of Islam's prophet is considered blasphemy by many Muslims.
The goal of Wednesday's edition is to spur the debate between freedom of expression and offensive provocation, the magazine's director said.
"The aim is to laugh. We want to laugh at the extremists -- every extremist. They can be Muslim, Jewish, Catholic. Everyone can be religious, but extremist thoughts and acts we cannot accept," said Charlie Hebdo journalist Laurent Leger.
French authorities stationed extra police protection outside the magazine's offices in advance of publication.
The offices were attacked last November when the magazine was due to publish an issue with a cover appearing to make fun of Islamic law
"In France, we always have the right to write and draw. And if some people are not happy with this, they can sue us and we can defend ourselves. That's democracy. You don't throw bombs, you discuss, you debate. But you don't act violently. We have to stand and resist pressure from extremism."
"Innocence of Muslims" was an obscure Internet video until September 11, when rioters, seizing on it, breached the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Protesters also attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
The clip from "The Innocence of Muslims" mocks the Muslim Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and killer.
Washington has made it clear that it did not sanction the film, although it was produced in the United States. A week of protests have rippled from Morocco to Malaysia, spurring U.S. officials to increase security at diplomatic missions and demand other governments to take action.
Libya has taken steps to arrest those responsible for last week's deadly consulate attack, bringing in dozens for questioning over the weekend, Libyan officials said.
The exact number of arrests was unclear. One Libyan official said those arrested included suspects from Mali and Algeria as well as al Qaeda sympathizers.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that FBI agents had arrived in Tripoli. They had delayed entering the country a few days while the situation remained especially volatile.
The United States is looking at security at all diplomatic posts and will augment it at specific locations if necessary, Clinton said.